Francis “Two Gun” Crowley

Francis "Two Gun" Crowley brought a reign of terror onto the streets of New York in the 1930's with the climax of a two hour shoot-out with police that was witnessed by up to 15,000 bystanders gathered to watch the drama unfold. Francis Crowley was from the wrong side...

Richie Ryan

Quite a rare picture of Richie Ryan, one of The Westie's Gang from Hell's Kitchen.   Richie Ryan was present on the night of loanshark Ruby Stein's murder. The Ruby Stein murder was among one of the first murder's committed by the Westie's that involved dismembering...

Tanner Smith

Thomas "Tanner" Smith was leader of the Marginals Gang also known as the Irish Paddy Gang. Tanner Smith and the Marginals were closely associated with a young Owney "The Killer" Madden while he was the leader of the Gopher Gang based in Hell's Kitchen. Smith and...

Helen Walsh

A 16 year old Helen Walsh. Helen Walsh was Francis "Two Gun" Crowley's girlfriend who tagged along during a 3 month rampage which would result in a two hour shootout with police in New York. Helen Walsh reportedly loaded Crowley's guns during the shootout. She was...
Richie Ryan

Richie Ryan

Quite a rare picture of Richie Ryan, one of The Westie's Gang from Hell's Kitchen.   Richie Ryan was present on the...

Tanner Smith

Tanner Smith

Thomas "Tanner" Smith was leader of the Marginals Gang also known as the Irish Paddy Gang. Tanner Smith and the...

Helen Walsh

Helen Walsh

A 16 year old Helen Walsh. Helen Walsh was Francis "Two Gun" Crowley's girlfriend who tagged along during a 3 month...

An Unusual Line-Up

An Unusual Line-Up

From Left to Right - Brothers Eddie & Jack "Legs" Diamond, Thomas "Fatty" Walsh & Charles "Lucky" Luciano In...

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Michael Dowd

Michael Dowd

The 75th Precinct or the 7 5 in Brooklyn, New York was home to one particular notorious cop, Michael Dowd, who was...

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The Bowers Mob

The Bowers Mob

Mickey & Harold Bowers - The Bowers Mob or better known as Pistol Local, the name that their local union was...

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Mayor Jimmy Walker

Mayor Jimmy Walker

Mayor Jimmy Walker, Mayor of New York City, also known as Beau James. Jimmy Walker was the Tammany Hall candidate for...

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